News from Lever Fund

December 2022 Newsletter - Now is The Time

December 16, 2022

Play his basketball season or engage in a yearlong internship at Intelsat, a Tysons Corner-based satellite services company? Seventeen-year-old Vince Abanilla debated. He chose the unique experience of working in a corporate environment as a high school student. Vince was one of the first students who applied to the Genesys Works intern program in the National Capital Region six years ago. And Lever Fund was an initial funder of the organization.

November 2022 Newsletter

November 23, 2022

As autumn has arrived in its impressive majesty, I am reminded once again of the importance of Lever Fund’s work. As the seasons change, we too at Lever Fund are changing and growing. This message is to update you on adjustments we made at our organization.

Data Key to Fulfilling Sustainable Development Goals on Local Level says Lever Fund’s Chairwoman Connie K. N. Chang

November 8, 2022

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16, promoting peace, justice and sustainable development, is increasingly under threat internationally and locally as Russia’s unprovoked war on Ukraine looms large and data on the ground is scant to guide targeted interventions to bring about a just society, said a group of distinguished government officials, UN-affiliated experts and DC-based grassroots leaders.

Pushing Philanthropy Out of Its Comfort Zone: A Conversation with Now Governor Wes Moore and Lever Fund Chairwoman Connie K.N. Chang

April 2, 2021

Some believe that philanthropy can serve as risk capital, funding needle-moving and innovative ideas and projects around economic mobility. Others believe that philanthropy serves as a tax code supported feel good effort.

A Letter From Lever Fund’s Board

April 30, 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing as well as possible in these turbulent times. For Lever Fund, the COVID-19 crisis has been disruptive, but we’re working hard to continue to make a difference, for today and tomorrow. We have pivoted to respond to the urgent needs of the moment while staying true to our mission.